Billy Bambrough
Billy Bambrough
I am a journalist with significant experience covering technology, finance, economics, and business around the world. As the founding editor of Verdict.co.uk I reported on how technology is changing business, political trends, and the latest culture and lifestyle. I have covered the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2012 and have charted its emergence as a niche technology into the greatest threat to the established financial system the world has ever seen and the most important new technology since the internet itself. I have worked and written for CityAM, the Financial Times, and the New Statesman, amongst others.Source
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Perhaps Google Will Kill Bitcoin, After All

Perhaps Google Will Kill Bitcoin, After All

The bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry was spooked earlier this year by reports search giant Google had achieved so-called quantum supremacy, something that could potentially break bitcoin's cryptography (but likely won't). Meanwhile, the bitcoin price has climbed this year, largely due to interest in bitcoin and crypto from the world's biggest technology companies–with others, including the likes of iPhone-maker Apple and online retailer Amazon, branching out into traditional financial services. Now, Google, in partnership with U.S. banking giant Citigroup, has said it's planning to...

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Nov 18, 2019
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$2 Trillion Banking Giant BNY Mellon Reveals Bitcoin And Crypto Plans—‘Digital Assets Are The Future’

$2 Trillion Banking Giant BNY Mellon Reveals Bitcoin And Crypto Plans—‘Digital Assets Are The Future’

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Feb 11, 2021,New York-based banking giant BNY Mellon is jumping into .The bank, which boasts around $2 trillion in assets under management, has announced plans to hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on behalf of its clients.The move comes amid what the BNY executive heading up its digital assets unit, Mike Demissie, called an "uptick in institutional interest" ."There’s an overall sentiment shift with respect to digital assets," says Demissie, speaking over email ahead of the announcement, adding: "Digital assets are the future."Over...

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A Major Tesla Investor Has Predicted Bitcoin Will Be Worth More Than $1 Trillion In Under 10 Years

A Major Tesla Investor Has Predicted Bitcoin Will Be Worth More Than $1 Trillion In Under 10 Years

Bitcoin has had a strong start to the decade, adding over 40% to its price so far this year—and taking its market capitalization to around $200 billion. The bitcoin price, which began the year at around $7,000 per bitcoin token, has been on a roller coaster through 2020, crashing to under $4,000 in March before rebounding to well over $10,000. With a raft of established investors turning to bitcoin this year as a potential hedge against the inflation they see coming as a result of unprecedented government spending and money-printing, a prominent investor in electric car-maker Tesla TSLA...

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Norway’s $1 Trillion Oil Fund, BlackRock’s And Vanguard’s Indirect Bitcoin Holdings Revealed

Norway’s $1 Trillion Oil Fund, BlackRock’s And Vanguard’s Indirect Bitcoin Holdings Revealed

The bitcoin world was set alight by news last month that Virginia-based business intelligence and software company MicroStrategy MSTR -0.5% was buying bitcoin to hedge against inflation. MicroStrategy, which boasts a market capitalization of $1.4 billion, bought just over 21,000 bitcoin in August for $250 million, topping up its investment with a further 16,800 bitcoin tokens last week for $175 million. As a result, some of MicroStrategy's biggest investors, including Norway's $1 trillion oil fund and major asset managers BlackRock BLK -0.2% and Vanguard, have picked up indirect exposure...

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Sep 24
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Pentagon Documents Reveal The U.S. Has Planned For A Bitcoin Rebellion

Pentagon Documents Reveal The U.S. Has Planned For A Bitcoin Rebellion

Bitcoin has struggled to find support in the U.S. government, with president Donald Trump, along with Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, leading the criticism. Now, it's been revealed the U.S. Department of Defense has wargamed scenarios involving a Generation Z rebellion that uses bitcoin to undermine and evade "the establishment." The Pentagon seen from an airplane over Washington D.C., the United States. XINHUA NEWS AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES In the Pentagon war game, young people born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s use cyber attacks to steal money and convert it to bitcoin, documents...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, And Litecoin Could Be Heading Into Their Biggest Week Ever

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, And Litecoin Could Be Heading Into Their Biggest Week Ever

Bitcoin and major cryptocurrencies including ethereum, Ripple's XRP, bitcoin cash, and litecoin, could be primed for one of their biggest ever weeks as traders and investors gear up for the launch of the U.S.-based Bakkt bitcoin and cryptocurrency platform. The bitcoin price, which has climbed some 200% so far this year, has been trading sideways over the last couple of months as market watchers eye global regulators, technology giants, and the likes of Facebook's libra for possible signals of where the bitcoin and cryptocurrency market might be going next. The bitcoin price has soared...

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Sep 15, 2019
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Billionaire Mark Cuban Reveals Why He Thinks Ethereum Will ‘Dwarf’ Bitcoin As Crypto Market Price Hits $2 Trillion

Billionaire Mark Cuban Reveals Why He Thinks Ethereum Will ‘Dwarf’ Bitcoin As Crypto Market Price Hits $2 Trillion

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor made famous by the reality television series Shark Tank, has changed his tune on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in recent months. Cuban made headlines when he said he'd "rather have bananas than bitcoin," calling crypto "too complicated." But the Dallas Mavericks owner has since come around to cryptocurrencies, praising the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) space—which is largely built on top of the second-largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin, ethereum. Now, as the bitcoin and cryptocurrency market price soars over $2 trillion, Cuban has revealed...

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Bitcoin’s Ultimate Price Floor Could Soon Be Destroyed

Bitcoin’s Ultimate Price Floor Could Soon Be Destroyed

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have swung wildly over the last few months following a huge rally in the first half of the year. The bitcoin price has somewhat recovered from a disastrous bear market in 2018 which saw bitcoin touch lows of a little over $3,000—thought to be just under the price of creating (or mining) new bitcoin and making energy-intensive mining operations unsustainable. Now, a group of researchers have come up with what they claim is a cheaper and more energy efficient way to mine bitcoin that could mean the previous bitcoin price floor moves far lower. Bitcoin are...

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Nov 27, 2019
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